Braintree railway station

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Braintree National Rail
Braintree
Location
Place Braintree
Local authority Braintree
Coordinates 51°52′31″N 0°33′25″E / 51.8753°N 0.5569°E / 51.8753; 0.5569Coordinates: 51°52′31″N 0°33′25″E / 51.8753°N 0.5569°E / 51.8753; 0.5569
Grid reference TL760227
Operations
Station code BTR
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.760 million
2005/06 Increase 0.779 million
2006/07 Increase 0.846 million
2007/08 Increase 0.892 million
2008/09 Increase 0.908 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.813 million
2010/11 Increase 0.832 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.819 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.815 million
History
Original company Maldon, Witham and Braintree Railway
Eastern Counties Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
2 October 1848 (1848-10-02) Station opened as Braintree
22 February 1869 Station resited
19 October 1910 Renamed Braintree and Bocking
after 1948 Renamed Braintree
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Braintree from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Braintree railway station in Essex, England, owned by Network Rail and managed by train operating company Greater Anglia. Most trains run direct to London Liverpool Street, joining the Great Eastern Main Line at Witham. They are all scheduled to be operated by Class 321 electric multiple units, but occasionally Class 360 or Class 315 EMUs replace them.

History[edit]

Braintree and Bocking station in 1962

There have been two stations at Braintree. The first, which was the northern terminus of the Maldon, Witham and Braintree Railway, opened on 2 October 1848.[1] This station was closed with the opening of the Bishop's Stortford, Dunmow and Braintree Railway on 22 February 1869,[2] when the old terminus was replaced by a through station on the new line.[1] This station was renamed Braintree and Bocking on 19 October 1910, but reverted to its original name at some point between 1948 and 1953.[1] The station once featured in many model railway sets as Braintree & Bocking was the printed station name in the Airfix railway accessories.[3] [4]Passenger services on the route between Braintree and Bishop's Stortford ceased on 3 March 1952.[2]

The staffed single platform station, centrally located in the town of Braintree, Essex, is the outer terminal of the Witham/Braintree Branch Line.

A self-service ticket machine has been provided immediately outside the station.

Braintree train station 2013

Services[edit]

The typical weekday and Saturday services consists of an hourly train to and from London Liverpool Street. On Sundays there is an hourly shuttle to and from Witham.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Braintree Freeport   Greater Anglia
Braintree Branch Line
  Terminus
Disused railways
Terminus   Bishop's Stortford-Braintree Branch Line   Rayne

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 42. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ a b Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 118. CN 8983. 
  3. ^ Rail (671). 1 June 2011. [full citation needed]
  4. ^ Branch Lines Around Witham and Kelvedon

Further reading[edit]

  • Peter Paye, (2010). Bishop's Stortford, Dunmow and Braintree Branch. Oakwood Press. ISBN 978-0-85361-708-2. 

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